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Google finally brings its security key feature to iPhones

Google finally brings its security key feature to iPhones

More than half a year after Google said Android phones could be used as a security key, the feature is coming to iPhones. Google said it’ll bring the feature to iPhones in an effort to give at-risk users, like journalist and politicians, access to additional…

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Google brings IBM Power Systems to its cloud

Google brings IBM Power Systems to its cloud

As Google Cloud looks to convince more enterprises to move to its platform, it needs to be able to give businesses an onramp for their existing legacy infrastructure and workloads that they can’t easily replace or move to the cloud. A lot of those workloads r…

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Disease-spreading Mosquitoes Sterilized by Australian Scientists

Disease spreading mosquitoes

A scientific trial aiming to eradicate deadly disease-spreading mosquitoes has successfully reduced their numbers by 80 percent, according to a news release issued by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. Heralded as a landmark trial, it involved an international partnership between scientists at Verily and James Cook University and …

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Explosive Surge in Malvertising and Ransomware During 2015

By PENNY SWIFT The world is at war not only on the ground, with ISIS and other terrorist groups causing chaos worldwide, but also in cyber space. And in some ways this is even more terrifying because none of us can see what’s happening. Flash exploits tripled and ransomeware doubled… and more than a quarter of Alexa 1000 web sites served …

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Wearable Alcohol Biosensors Search Nears End

Wearable Alcohol Biosensors

By PENNY SWIFT The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will announce its selected wearable alcohol biosensor solutions mid-February. Designs of wearable alcohol biosensors will have the ability to monitor blood alcohol levels in real time and will be low profile and inconspicuous, and will appeal to wearers. While there is no hint yet as to exactly what these wearable devices …

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Google’s New Algorithm Will Kill the “News Scoop”

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Is Google Trying to  Kill the “News Scoop” with it’s new Algorithm? By JANEK SZYMANOWSKI An email dropped into my inbox this Friday with a report that Google intends to introduce a new algorithm. This will, it says, be part of Google’s on-going algorithm development to make the Internet more user-friendly and relevant. I subscribe to notifications from SiteProNews, a …

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How Race Determines Chance of Success at Online Dating

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By MANDISI MAJAVU Sexual Attraction and Online Dating Last month Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid, an online dating website, released statistical data collected over a five-year period about how people who subscribe to the website “weigh race in deciding attraction.” The data doesn’t reveal any new insights into the issue, which people of colour are not already aware of. For …

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